Shrimp-and-Cheese Appetizer

April 13, 2009 by  
Filed under APPETIZERS, CHEESE, FISH AND SEAFOOD

1/4 pound unpeeled, medium-size shrimp, cooked
3/4 to 1 cup salsa
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 green onion, chopped
Tortilla chips

Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; chop shrimp.

Stir together salsa and cilantro; spoon mixture over cream cheese. Top with shrimp, and sprinkle with green onion. Serve with tortilla chips.

Prep: 15 min.

Note: You may purchase cooked, peeled shrimp from the seafood department of your supermarket.

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Coconut Shrimp

April 10, 2009 by  
Filed under COCONUT, FISH AND SEAFOOD

24 medium shrimp
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp garlic seasoning
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray large baking sheet with non-stick spray. Sprinkle shrimp evenly with seasoning blend and pepper. Place flour, egg, and coconut in three small separate bowls. Dip shrimp first in egg, then flour, then back in egg, then generously in coconut. Arrange shrimp on baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Serve with dipping sauce. Makes 4 servings.

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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Recipe

April 9, 2009 by  
Filed under FISH AND SEAFOOD, Garlic

1 pound of large shrimp with shells
6 minced garlic cloves
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large pot of salted, boiling water cook shrimp until bright orange – approximately two minutes. Drain. When cool enough to handle, remove shells and set aside.

In a glass or metal bowl whisk garlic, lemon juice, oil, parsley, thyme and lemon peel together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Refrigerate for several hours, tossing occasionally.

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Garlic Shrimp

April 9, 2009 by  
Filed under FISH AND SEAFOOD

2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. shallots, minced
1/2cup butter
The juice of two large lemons
salt and Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup parsley, minced

Sauté garlic and shallots in butter. Remove from heat; add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir. Add shrimp. Marinate for 20 minutes. Put shrimp on skewers. Grill for 6 to 10 minutes or until done…or broil for 10 min.

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Shrimp Scampi

April 9, 2009 by  
Filed under FISH AND SEAFOOD

2 lbs. lg. shrimp, shell (leave tail fin)
1 stick butter
2 T. crushed garlic
1/2 c white wine
Slices of lemon

Melt 1/2 stick butter, stir in garlic. Cook 2 minutes. Add wine; simmer 1 minute. Arrange prepared shrimp in broiler or pan for broiling. Broil shrimp for 2 minutes. Remove. Pour over with mixture of 1/2 stick butter, crushed garlic and wine. Put remaining butter on shrimp, return to broiler until shrimp are pink and curled. Do not over cook. Place on serving platter, pour juices over shrimp. Serve with lemon slices.

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